Data breaches don’t happen overnight. Threats must first penetrate your environment and then be allowed to operate undetected—for weeks or even months. Fortunately, high-impact cyber attack incidents can be largely avoided if you detect and respond quickly.
The Cyber Attack Lifecycle
The threat actor assesses your defenses, and how to perform the initial compromise. Whether through spear phishing, zero-day exploit, physical compromise or bribing an employee, they will find a way in.
The threat actor bypasses your perimeter defenses and gains initial entry to your network through a compromised system or user account. They can now authenticate within the internal network.
The threat actors put back doors and remote access tools (RATs) in place. They can now stealthily return at any time to continue their mission.
The threat actor scans your internal network, identifying additional targets. They compromise more systems and more user accounts. Their foothold and access in your environment is now widespread.
The threat actor identifies and finally gains access to the systems of interest. They now have all the access they need to realize their objective.
This is where cost to your business rises exponentially if the attack is not defeated. The threat actor realizes their mission. They might steal intellectual property or other sensitive data, corrupt mission-critical systems, or generally disrupt the operations of your business. In any case, they have done real damage.
The effectiveness of your security monitoring and response program is largely determined by the efficiency of your workflows. How much visibility does your team have into your environment? How many alarms can they qualify every day? How quickly can they respond to incidents?
Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) is the key to answering these questions and maximizing your team’s security effectiveness. TLM is a series of aligned security operations capabilities. It begins with the ability to “see” across your IT environment and ends with the ability to quickly mitigate and recover from security incidents. The result? Faster detection and response, while keeping staffing levels flat.
LogRhythm delivers effective TLM, from data collection and analysis through neutralization to full recovery. You’ll see more, investigate more, and respond more quickly.
You can’t detect what you can’t see. LogRhythm collects log and machine data from across the enterprise and augments this machine data with critical context. LogRhythm’s network and
endpoint forensic sensors provide further visibility across the extended IT environment. Learn more about Log Management.
Our big data analytics approach ensures no threat goes unnoticed. Machine analytics automatically analyze all collected data, detecting both routine and advanced threats automatically. Our powerful search capabilities enable your team to efficiently hunt for threats and reduce your mean time to detection. Learn more about Security Analytics.
An efficient qualification process allows you to analyze a greater number of alarms with less staff. LogRhythm automatically qualifies all threats with a 100-point risk-based priority score so your team knows where to spend their time. Alarms also provide immediate access to rich forensic detail displayed in user-friendly analysis tools.
It is critical to ensure that qualified threats are fully investigated. Enable collaborative investigations by using our embedded incident response capabilities and automate your routine investigatory tasks with SmartResponse™ actions. Dashboards and live activity feeds provide real-time visibility into active investigations and incidents.
When an incident is qualified, you must implement mitigations to reduce and eventually eliminate risk to the business. For some threats, such as ransomware or compromised privileged users, every second counts. Use easily accessible and updated incident response processes, coupled with SmartResponse™ automation, to maximally reduce MTTR.
Collateral damage often exists after an incident. Threats may lurk in the system or return through a backdoor. LogRhythm’s incident response orchestration provides central access to all required information. Collaborative workflows bring teams together for rapid recovery.